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ITDP has eight offices on five continents, and has worked in more than 100 cities in 30 countries. We have expertise on a number of key issues in transport and urban development, including:

Transport & Climate Change
The transport sector is one of the largest, and the fastest-growing source of CO2, and the largest source of black carbon, which is particularly damaging to respiratory health. Tackling climate change must include a fundamental rethinking of our priorities of public space and the movement of people in cities. 

Innovations in Technology & Transport
Technologies provide exciting new options for shaping the way we move around cities, but how we employ these tools can be advantageous or disastrous for our cities. With the right focus on expanding the reach of transport and reducing car ownership, we can improve access to our cities for billions.

Road Pricing
Fair pricing for road use based on demand and access is an essential tool for transport equity in our cities. Tolls, congestion pricing, and parking reform are all ways in which cities and regions can reduce traffic congestion and raise much-needed funds for improving transport. 

Sustainable Urban Development for Road Safety
ITDP works to place greater emphasis on urban design for people and non-motorized transport. ITDP can speak to proper bike lane design, the needs of pedestrians, and the important of assuring safe and equitable transport for all.

Gender & Equity
ITDP works in cities around the world to increase access to urban spaces and transport for vulnerable populations, including women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and the urban poor.

Bikeshare, Dockless Bikeshare, and Scootershare
Using data from systems around the world, ITDP has evaluated what makes a successful system and can speak to bikeshare planning and design, business and financial models, and global trends.

International Transport Policy
ITDP is an active participant in international discussions on climate and transport policy (e.g. GEF, Rio +20) and can speak to trends in the field and the importance of including sustainable transport in the global conversation.

Press Releases

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January 24, 2023
Boston, MA

New Report: How Greater Boston’s Bus System Can Support a Growing and Changing Region

January 10, 2023
New York, NY

Paris, France Honored with the 2023 Sustainable Transport Award

October 24, 2022
New York, NY

New Report: Networks of Protected Bike Lanes Are Key to Reducing Emissions

June 29, 2022
New York, NY

New Report: Access and Persons with Disabilities in Urban Areas

June 13, 2022
New York, NY

New Report: Investing in Cycling Boosts Economies and Jobs

April 27, 2022
New York, NY

NYC Bike Ride Hosted by UN-Habitat and ITDP Puts Spotlight on Cycling as Means for Achieving Urban Agenda Goals

February 11, 2022
Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Poised to Benefit from Shift to Compact Cities Built On Mass Transit, E-Buses, Walking and Cycling

February 9, 2022
New York, NY

Bogotá, Colombia to Receive the 2022 Sustainable Transport Award

December 1, 2021
New York, NY

The Compact City Scenario – Electrified



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